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CareerBuilder Releases Top Jobs for 2015 That Don't Require a College Degree and Those That Do
Truckers, Techies, Marketing Mavens and Clinicians Among Occupations to Consider Based on Supply and Demand
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CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a new job in the New Year? CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) to compile a list of hot jobs for 2015 based on supply and demand. The list features occupations for which the number of jobs companies post each month significantly outpaces the number of people they're actually able to hire – showing where companies are hungry for talent and how much the positions pay.

"Job creation is gaining ground and job seekers are gaining leverage," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. "For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S., the rate at which workers are being hired isn't keeping up with the frequency and volume of open positions being advertised. By drawing attention to talent deficits, our list underscores opportunities in everything from technology and health care to sales and transportation for job seekers looking to make a change."

The analysis uses EMSI's extensive labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources. CareerBuilder and EMSI looked at the average number of people hired per month in more than 700 occupations from January 2013 to August 2014 and compared that to the number of job postings for each occupation aggregated from online job sites for the same period.

Among occupations that require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are:

Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

 

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2010 - 2014

Total Employment in 2014

Median Hourly Earnings

Marketing Executive1

34,613

11,617

22,996

10%

191,872

$57.42

Software Developer, Applications

52,700

31,616

21,084

15%

684,614

$44.66

Registered Nurse

122,922

103,804

19,118

5%

2,729,647

$32.51

Industrial Engineer

26,031

7,880

18,151

9%

235,817

$38.96

Network and Computer System Administrator

35,788

18,734

17,054

7%

378,638

$35.84

Web Developer

30,108

14,616

15,492

17%

151,081

$28.02

Medical and Health Services Manager

27,696

12,626

15,070

6%

317,314

$43.61

Physical Therapist

24,425

10,880

13,545

10%

211,296

$38.63

Speech-Language Pathologist

15,113

7,112

8,001

5%

133,383

$34.00

Sales Manager

28,589

22,280

6,309

8%

376,238

$51.98

Among occupations that don't require a college degree, but have gaps between job openings and hires are2:

Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

 

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2010 - 2014

Total Employment in 2014

Median Hourly Earnings

Truck Driver, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

242,400

131,902

110,498

9%

1,838,993

$18.37

Merchandise Displayer and Window Trimmer

20,808

6,126

14,682

5%

79,145

$13.11

Orderly

7,287

2,079

5,208

4%

56,944

$11.66

Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing

18,547

14,802

3,745

7%

385,789

$35.59

Purchasing Manager

5,286

2,534

2,752

7%

72,351

$49.86

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

9,224

7,332

1,892

6%

187,947

$16.81

Telemarketer

23,733

22,224

1,509

8%

250,429

$11.03

Demonstrator and Product Promoter

12,742

11,308

1,434

10%

96,096

$12.26

1 The Marketing Manager occupation includes everything from Vice President of Marketing to Director and Manager, etc.
2 Some occupations may require additional training after high school.

About EMSI
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit www.economicmodeling.com.

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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